A construction site is an extremely dangerous place to work or visit. On most sites, there are dozens of vehicles, various pieces of heavy machinery, many tons of building materials, and a large number of workers from a variety of building companies and contractors. Amidst the bustle, it is very easy for a moment of inattention or carelessness to turn very serious very quickly, as thousands of construction workers and visitors are injured on construction sites every year. Joseph G. Haffner, Attorney at Law, understands the complicated nature of construction accident cases and is prepared to help you collect the compensation you deserve if you have been injured.
If you were hurt while working as an employee on a construction site, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Under Illinois law, workers’ compensation benefits include coverage for medical care and rehabilitation, lost wages, partial or total disability, and vocational retraining, if necessary. Workers’ compensation benefits may also include payments to surviving family members in the event of a fatal workplace accident.
Attorney Joseph G. Haffner has spent more than 25 years representing injured workers throughout the Chicago area. He is ready to put that experience to work for you in getting the benefits you need to get back on your feet and back to work quickly.
In many construction accident situations, workers’ compensation is either not available or is not sufficient enough to meet the needs of the injured worker. A self-employed contractor, for example, may not be covered under workers’ compensation. Fortunately, other avenues for recovery may be available. Mr. Haffner and his team can help you determine if filing a third-party personal injury claim seeking compensation for your injuries is appropriate. A third-party claim can also be used when a party other than your employer is responsible for your injuries as the result of a direct action or negligence.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to file both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party injury claim. You deserve to be made financially whole after a construction accident, and our team is equipped to help you recover full compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured on a construction site, it is important to speak with an attorney quickly to ensure that your rights are fully protected. Contact the Chicago office of Joseph G. Haffner, Attorney at Law, and let us go to work on your behalf. Call 847-729-6900 for a free, no-obligation consultation today. We are proud to serve clients in Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Des Plaines, Wheeling, Evanston, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, as well as Cook, Lake, DuPage, and Will Counties.